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Renovation and expansion of the
Greenville Public Library 1990-1991.
The Visual Record

Volume Three of Four, Images 101 - 150

101.

The last week in August saw the roof supports being placed. This view is from Pleasant View Ave.

102.

Mr. Armstrong kept careful watch over the framing.

103.

A thrilling sight to see the crane lifting each section into place.

104.

The power line posed no problem for the crane operator.

105.

Guiding the section into place was a three man job.

106.

At the same time, work was progressing on the elevator tower. The tower is seen on the left.

107.

Adding finishing touches on a very hot day.

108.

The elevator tower and the framing of the roof are completed at the same time. September 1990

109.

September saw the roofing, steps and elevator tower being worked on at the same time.

110.

Roof is nearly completed.

111.

A good view of the forms for the front steps. You can also see the windows under the arch of the entrance.

112.

Another angle to view the entrance to our new facility.

113.

October saw the tree being removed.

114.

Cement has been poured for the steps, and the removal of the tree provides a view of the "easy access" elevator entrance.

115.

The front or main entrance getting its first coat of white paint.

116.

Engineers still working on the roof to correct venting.

117.

Painting is finished, and we are now waiting for the front doors.

118.

Faithful companions throughout the construction. Left to right: Bob Tobias,James Thatcher, Bill Armstrong-site manager, Andy MacColl.

119.

In the meantime, work by the electric company placed a large transformer next to the right-of-way for much needed power.

120.

Wires were moved to new poles to avoid attaching wires to the building.

121.

Air conditioning and exhaust vents go into place on the roof.

122.

Vinyl siding progresses speedily.

123.

The exterior is almost finished and the workmen move inside. Much work remains to be done.

124.

The cement floors have been poured. A recessed portion on the right is for high density storage.

125.

Workers make sure the surface is smooth and even.

126.

The cement floor has hardened, and now the offices of the Director, Assistant Director and Secretary are in place.

127.

A view facing west of the offices in the addtion.

128.

A view facing west of the offices in the addition.

129.

The former entrance is being enclosed, and will become part of the Children's Room.

130.

The steps have been removed, and the ground prepared for plantings in the spring.

131.

A warm December sees the windows and siding being done to finish enclosing the former front entrance.

132.

The new exterior look.

133.

A good view of the side of the building from across Route 44.

134.

Inside, work goes forward on duct work for the heating and air conditioning.

135.

Electricians busily installing lights before the shelving arrives.

136.

Standing in the Young Adult area and looking east, the pillars stand out in the dim light.

137.

The mild weather provides a chance for the brickwork apron to be put in place.

138.

Work is also being done on the front entrance at the same time.

139.

In January railings were installed on the front steps. A wooden top rail has yet to be attached.

140.

A close-up of the apple and leaf design honoring the apple orchards that once flourished in Smithfield.

141.

January also saw the laying of the rug. The electricial workmen are one step ahead of the rug layers.

142.

This picture shows the care needed to lay a rug in such a large area.

143.

This picture shows the care needed to lay a rug in such a large area.

144.

This picture shows the care needed to lay a rug in such a large area.

145.

This picture shows the care needed to lay a rug in such a large area.

146.

One section finished and the men take a much needed break in comfort.

147.

The arrival of new equipment added to the confusion.

148.

Boxes of books are being taken out of storage in preparation for the new shelving.

149.

The high-density shelving has been installed. Through the open doorway, you can see the secretary's room.

150.

Shelving for the addition is in the process of being installed.